This week’s theme is quite a doozy. We each had about 30 songs that couldve worked for this theme, but we each had to narrow it down to one, so we bring you only the finest in this week’s Themed Thursday: Animals. Thumbs up, let’s do this.
Austin’s Pick: Austins pick will be up in a few hours.
Alex’s Pick: The Twilight Singers – That’s just how the Bird Sings
I’ve started listening to The Twilight Singers for the same reason I’ve started listening to countless bands: Someone I really admire loves them and so I decided to give them a listen to feel cool. I’ve got to say, mimicking people really has no down sides when you find out about bands like this… Except for that time I bought a Combat Wounded Veteran album. Holy crap that was a bad call.
Ryan’s Pick: Q and not U – Ten Thousand Animal Calls
Ryan was not available to write this so I (Zack) will write it for him. Ryan loves Q and not U. This song has an animal in it. Tada.
Adrian’s Pick: Test Icicles – Boa Vs. Python
It’s a shame these guys broke up, because they had such a promising future. “Boa vs. Python” is one of my favorite songs on their first and only album.
Everett’s Pick: The Unicorns – I Was Born (A Unicorn)
Unicorns may not be my favorite mythological beast (which is the same as an animal), but they are definitely one of my favorite bands. My love for the new defunct Unicorns and their offshoot, Islands, is pretty well documented over at Good Weather for Airstrikes, and this is the song that originally sold me on the group.
Zack’s Pick: Minus the Bear – Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!!
Minus the Bear is one of my girlfriend’s absolute favorites and for good reason. These guys mix plenty of genres and are, in my opinion, a really unique and creative band. Not only does “Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!!” fit the theme, it’s also my favorite MtB track. I don’t have the faintest idea as to why these guys aren’t huge.
We hope you loved the theme this week. Remember, we need more suggestions, so keep ’em coming, and keep reading. Until next week.
-The All Things Go Team (Adrian, Alex, Austin, Everett, Ryan, Zack)